Can I Collect Benefits If I Quit Or Am Fired From My Job?

If you quit your job without good cause, you cannot get benefits. There are exceptions occasionally when good cause is established. If you were fired for just cause you may not qualify for benefits. Just cause includes but is not limited to:
  • Giving false information on a job application.
  • Knowingly breaking an employer's rules.
  • Unexcused absence or tardiness.
  • Purposely damaging employer property.
  • Refusal to obey employer instructions.
  • Reporting to work under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Consuming drugs or alcohol on the job.
  • Conduct that threatens the safety of others.
  • Conviction and imprisonment for a serious crime.
  • Breach of a duty you owed your employer.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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